Friday, 31 October 2008

Thank God It's Friday - Shoes

Christine is hosting the challenge at TGIF this week, and she's chosen the theme of Shoes.

Credit to the very talented Kubivet.

Simply Skinnies Challenge - Ghosts, Goblins and Witches

This is my initiation into the world of Skinnies and the latest challenge of Ghosts, Goblins and Witches at Simply Skinnies.


Kubivet for the girl, Danzo08 at Stockxchnge for the sweets/candy, 500ml for the brushes ie mask, hat, skull, cat et al.

The font is Refrigeration.

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Thank God It's Friday - Halloween

This is for the Thank God It's Friday challenge where the subject is Halloween.

This week's host is Fatma, and my piece was inspired by looking at the fantastic Halloween pieces on her blog.

Credit to a very talented Kubivet for the background (altered), Google provided both the hooded cloak and the line drawing of Edvard Munch's The Scream (both altered).

Monday, 27 October 2008

Quirkle 60 - Your Smile

This week's quirkle is being hosted by Indybev over at DAQs. Her request is for us to use shades of only one colour (tone on tone), a quote and an overlay to complete our layouts.

Credit to Tangie Baxter for the pink lady, Madam Mim for the room perspective, Kubivet for the backgrounds (altered), word art, and the elements. Poisynn at Stockxchng for the scarf used as an overlay. The furnishings were Googled.

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Theme Thursday

The theme this week is the Sun.

Leonardo Divinci came to mind, so he became the sun, usually the centre of all things, but as most women know not if a pair of shoes are involved.

Maggie's Monday Musings Challenge

Maggie's latest ATC challenge is to do a layout containing Bling.

It made me think of Elton John when he dressed up for his 50th Birthday. So here we are .

Credit to Simka for the backgrounds and sparkles (all altered).
Elton was Googled.

Font : JoliScript.

Sunday Postcard - Come In My Dear

I rescued this photo of an old lady from a shoebox at a car boot sale last year, I hope to re unite her with her family one day, but in the meantime she is going to be my witch for today.

Credit to Design by Lena, for the spooky elements, also to 500ml for the brushes I used to create the background. The photo is my own.

Font : Vampyr

Yaay I Won

Yaay, I won Mamma's award Again. She liked my Black and White Joker ATC done for her Maggie's Monday Challenge.

Thank you Mamma

My friend Kimmie has honored me with the following Blog award. Thank you so much!

This Arte y Pico award has a few rules:

1. You must pick 5 blogs deserving this award for their creativity, design, interesting material and for contributing to the blogging community.

2. Each awardee must have the name of the author and a link to their blog.

3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her the award.

4. Award winner and the one who has given the prize must show the link of Arte y Pico blog, so all will know the origin of this award: Arte y Pico.

I am selecting the following very talented artists to receive this award from me:


Please check out their wonderful blogs.

Friday, 24 October 2008

Arty Girlz Challenge

It's not always easy to find the exact colours you want to use on a layout and that's when a little bit of blending comes in very useful.

I used the paint bucket to make a soft blue background layer and stamped the 1920s ladies first in orange, then white and then brown, before a final stamp in orange to give them depth and to get a subdued shade. I did a similar thing with the star and star burst brushes.

The frame was gold but by duplicating the image using the Exclusion layer blend I made it blue. Likewise the wording was pink, but by adding a second layer and the Colour Burn layer blend, I managed a passable orange.

This was created for this week's Blue and Orange challenge across at Arty Girlz Challenge Blog.

Credit to JulieO for the frame and words, and 500ml and Seishido for the brushes.

Scrap Artist Challenge - Altered Sunglasses

Showing a reflection in sunglasses was the altered art challenge across at Scrap Artist.

Credit to DSP Members Collab of Ghosts and Goblins, Adventures in Scrapland, GraphicJam by Yasmin and Stockxchnge's Dmiel for elements.

Font : Vampyr

Mixed Media Monday Challenge

Created for the Mixed Media Monday challenge of Things That Go Bump In The Night.

Starting with a green background, I added brushes by Michelle Coleman. Duplicated, recoloured and rotated the background to give some depth. Duplicated and recoloured again to form a table background for the elements.

I added elements from Adventures in Scrapland's Bewitched kit, and duplicated each element then used various layer blends to create the right effect.

Thank you for looking.

Thursday, 23 October 2008

Dali Unzipped

Created for Stock Photo challenge 49 across at Digital Art Quirks.

Luisa hosted this week and her chosen stock photo was the zip.

Credit to Clix (zip) and MagicMarie (clock) at Stockxchnge and to Kubivet for the rain.

Monday, 20 October 2008

Sunday Postcard Challenge

My first time for the Sunday Postcard challenge where the subject this week was Marie Antoinette.

Credit to RachNess. Fonts : Shoplifter and Sunnydale.

Black and White Joker

Created for Maggie's Monday Musing ATC challenge across at Flickr. This week the challenge is to use only black and white.

Mona, used to being the centre of attention, became the centre piece for this card.

Credit to Kubivet, Scrapping Cop, MamCatScrap, and Scrappy Smile.

Quirkle 59 - Jump For Joy

The Quirkle challenge over at DAQ this week was hosted by Kim who asked us to use Joy, Light and Flowers to inspire our quirkle page.

When I thought of Joy I kept visualizing someone jumping for joy, and when I thought of light, a light bulb came to mind and here's what happened.

Credit to Lusi and Nookiez from Stockxchnge.

Friday, 17 October 2008

Crime Scene

Crime scene, or 'The Butler Did It' is my second arrow inspired Moo.

Credit to Madam Mim and Charlie's Digital Scraps. Font is Magnus Handwriting.

Bad Boy

My piece for the Make A Moo Or Two challenge this week, where the inspiration was an arrow.

Credit to Charlie's DigiScraps, A Design By Lena and Scrapping Cop. Font is Stonehinge.

Thursday, 16 October 2008


For the stock photo challenge at DAQ.

This week we were given the castle from Stockxchnge for inspiration, and here's my take.

Thanks to JohnnyBerg at Stockxchnge also to A Design By Lena, and Memories Made Easy.

Mona Goes to Paris

I spotted Mona Lisa in Paris yesterday, there she was sitting at a cafe table just watching the world go by. I didn't have my camera with me to record the incident so I made this ATC instead.

Thank you to RachNess for these clever doodles.

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Oh My Goodness I Won An Award

Oh my goodness I won an award for my Mona Swings By ATC over at Mamma's Monday Musings.


Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Mona Swings By

I created this for Mamma's Monday Musings ATC challenge across at Flickr. The challenge was to create a vintage tag whilst keeping to the ATC size of 2.5 x 3.5 inches.

Come Saturday when all the tags have been submitted Margaret (Mamma) will pair each of us with a fellow contributor and early next week the ATC will be swapped with our partner.

Credit to Aprilmouse, KlarissaH, and Kubivet.

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Movie Time

Over at Digital Art Quirks there's another challenge I like to do called the Stock Photo challenge. Each week a member of the group chooses a photo from Stockxchnge. The challenge is then to use the stock photo in an imaginative way to create a digital page.

In this page it was the clock we used for inspiration. I'd just learned how to blend layers so I had lots of fun creating this.

Credit to MagicMarie at Stockxchnge, SilentLadiesandGentlemen, and Kubivet.

Friday, 10 October 2008

Quirkle 57 - Friends

I subscribe to a Digital Art website called Digital Art Quirks where the emphasis is more on creating fun and quirky art rather than creating traditional scrapbook layouts.

We have regular weekly challenges and one of them is a Quirkle. Each week one of the members hosts the challenge and chooses three elements that should be used to create the quirkle.

For Quirkle 57 the elements were to choose and use a word and it's definition, add a touch of gold and a crown.

Here's mine called Friendship. I forgot to add a crown but my friends at DAQ were too polite to mention it when they gave me feedback. Ooops.

Credit to NumBum for the backgrounds (altered and blended), BlueGum for the hands (altered), and As His for the children (also altered). Font : WhatsHappened.

Come and join us and have some fun at

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Time Slips By - A Moo

So here's another one, both this and the one below were made for a challenge, and using a clock had to be part of the art.

Credit to Madam Mim and to Stockxchnge for elements used here.

Font : WhatsHappened. (I'm obviously liking this font at the moment.)

Witching Hour - A Moo

I've recently been introduced to the Moo, a piece of artwork measuring 1.1 x 2.8 inches.

This is my first Moo so as it's October I gave it a Halloween theme.

Credit to Kubivet for the Halloween elements, and to MagicMarie at Stockxchnge for the clock.

Fonts are WhatsHappened and Vampyr.